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Woman who just got deferred judgement for drug offense arrested again

Woman who just got deferred judgement for drug offense arrested again

MASON CITY – Fresh off a deferred judgement after a botched mall parking lot drug deal, a woman who seems to split her time between Mason City and Tama, Iowa…

UNI Wrestling announces 4 signees for 2014-15 season

UNI Wrestling announces 4 signees for 2014-15 season

Courtesy UNI Athletics Communications – CEDAR FALLS – UNI wrestling announces the signing of Tucker Black, Christian DuLaney, Drew Foster and Bryce Meyer for the 2014-15 season. TUCKER BLACK –…

NIACC’s Trobaugh signs with Concordia University-St. Paul

NIACC’s Trobaugh signs with Concordia University-St. Paul

ST. PAUL, Minn. – NIACC sophomore Kevin Trobaugh signed a national letter of intent to play golf next season at Concordia University-St. Paul. Concorida-St. Paul is a NCAA Division II…

MC man accused of violating probation related to sex crime for fifth time

MC man accused of violating probation related to sex crime for fifth time

MASON CITY – A wanted sex offender was taken to the Cerro Gordo County Jail today. Andrew Lloyd Spurgeon, age 21 with a last known address of Mason City, was…

Omaha meth dealers sent to prison

Omaha meth dealers sent to prison

OMAHA – Federal authorities announced that Heriberto Gomez, Jr., age 32, and Adrian Pisares-Valenzuela, age 25, both of Omaha, Nebraska, were sentenced for conspiracy to distribute large quantities of methamphetamine…

Iowa cops investigate suicidal subject

Iowa cops investigate suicidal subject

GLENWOOD – On April 30, 2014, officers from the Glenwood Police Department responded to 302 N. Walnut, in Glenwood, for an intoxicated and suicidal subject. That subject was later identified…

Mason City woman escapes prison after being charged with three felonies

Mason City woman escapes prison after being charged with three felonies

MASON CITY – A local woman who faced three felonies after police discovered she was using a fraudulent credit card to ring up over $10,000 in fraudulent charges got suspended…

City of MC must use $648K in reserves to balance budget

City of MC must use $648K in reserves to balance budget

MASON CITY – The city of Mason City will need to spend $648,000 out of reserves to make ends meet in this year’s budget, city hall documents show. City Finance…

UPDATED: Sources say changes made at top at Curries door plant

UPDATED: Sources say changes made at top at Curries door plant

MASON CITY – Changes have been made at the Curries door plant this week, sources tell NIT. NIT was told on Tuesday that long-time Curries executive Jerry N. Currie, the great-grandson…

Oklahoma botches execution of death row inmate

Oklahoma botches execution of death row inmate

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin this evening issued a stay of execution for one inmate after prison officials said another inmate’s veins collapsed during an earlier execution procedure.…

Authorities warn of scams, offer tips

Authorities warn of scams, offer tips

DES MOINES – As spring is upon us, the warmer weather and damage from severe storms draw scam artists to our state posing as local contractors willing to do home…

Waterloo felon who ran away from cops with gun sent to prison

Waterloo felon who ran away from cops with gun sent to prison

CEDAR RAPIDS – A Waterloo man who ran from police with a firearm was sentenced on April 25, 2014 to almost four years in federal prison. Ted Alfonso Scott, Jr.,…

Legislators continue to haggle over budget in Des Moines

Legislators continue to haggle over budget in Des Moines

DES MOINES – As the 2014 Iowa legislative session is drawing to a close, the state budget is consuming most of lawmakers’ time. “How the state spends its money always…

North Iowa area communities awarded state funds for improvements

DES MOINES – Awards totaling $23.8 million were announced Tuesday for 70 communities across the state. The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) awarded the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds…

Mason City man sentenced to 12 years in prison

Mason City man sentenced to 12 years in prison

MASON CITY – A Mason City man was sentenced Monday to 12 years in prison after an earlier guilty plea to a charge of felony D willful injury. Records indicate…

NIACC sports update

NIACC sports update

BASEBALL What’s next: The NIACC baseball team returns to action Friday and Saturday in a four-game ICCAC series against Ellsworth. NIACC (20-27 overall, 8-16 in the ICCAC) hosts Ellsworth in…

Lt. Gov. Reynolds joins broad, bipartisan letter from state leaders in support of the National Guard

DES MOINES – Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds is joining nearly 40 of her colleagues in asking President Obama to support the U.S. National Guard on the eve of an important…

CC police investigate bike-car collision; 1 arrested

CC police investigate bike-car collision; 1 arrested

CHARLES CITY – A man was arrested in Charles City after he crashed his bike into a parked car. Police reported that on April 26, officers were called to the…

Charles City police collect 120 lbs of unused prescription meds

Charles City police collect 120 lbs of unused prescription meds

CHARLES CITY – On April 26, the Charles City Police Department participated in the Drug Enforcement Agency prescription medication drop off event. Police reported that between the hours of 10:00…

Two Hawkeye gymnasts consume too much booze, then busted

Two Hawkeye gymnasts consume too much booze, then busted

IOWA CITY – Two male Hawkeye gymnasts drank too much booze and were arrested this past weekend. Records show that Andrew Mansour Botto, age 18, was arrested at DC’s Bar…

Senator says Matt Schultz ignored requests for info on payments to employee who quit

Senator says Matt Schultz ignored requests for info on payments to employee who quit

A Statement from Sen. Liz Mathis of Robins, co-chair of the Administration and Regulation Budget Subcommittee “Early in the 2014 session, repeated phone calls and emails were required to get Secretary…

Gov Branstad: Start cleaning up your scandal-ridden Administration

Gov Branstad: Start cleaning up your scandal-ridden Administration

Personal Point by State Senator Mary Jo Wilhelm of Cresco –  Thank you Madame President. I hope we complete our work this week and adjourn. It is clear, however, that…

Allegedly racist owner of LA Clippers basketball team banned for life from league

Allegedly racist owner of LA Clippers basketball team banned for life from league

NIT – Acting in a swift manner, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver today banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life from any association with the Clippers or the NBA,…

City of Mason City tells volunteers to go away

City of Mason City tells volunteers to go away

MASON CITY – In the seemingly endless, pitiful downward spiral of Mason City’s once-proud Human Rights institution, the city of Mason City kicked a group of dedicated volunteers out of…

Cast of Star Wars 7 announced

Cast of Star Wars 7 announced

NIT – Disney has announced the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII and a lot of familiar faces will be a part of the adventure. Actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley,…

Rudd woman taken to jail after failing to show up for court in MC

Rudd woman taken to jail after failing to show up for court in MC

MASON CITY – A Rudd woman showed up late for court to answer for a felony theft by check charge and was escorted to jail by Cerro Gordo deputies. Jessica…

Iowa law enforcement break up meth ring, arrest 3

Iowa law enforcement break up meth ring, arrest 3

HAWKEYE – Law enforcement conducted a two week investigation before breaking up a meth ring in the small Iowa town of Hawkeye. On April 28, 2014 the Fayette County Sheriff’s…

USDA says it has invented flour that prevents weight gain, protections from disease for U.S. troops, and how to turn grass clippings to energy

USDA says it has invented flour that prevents weight gain, protections from disease for U.S. troops, and how to turn grass clippings to energy

WASHINGTON – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack last week announced a new report on scientific breakthroughs discovered by USDA researchers that led to new patents and inventions with the potential for…

Minnesota teens come to Iowa for booze party

Minnesota teens come to Iowa for booze party

FAYETTE COUNTY – Six Minnesota teens were cited for drinking at a party in Iowa this past weekend. On April 26th, 2014, at approximately 12:30 AM, the Fayette County Sheriff’s…

Hagel orders military to review grooming standards that might be offensive to women of color

By Jim Garamone, American Forces Press Service – WASHINGTON, April 29, 2014 – Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel informed members of the Congressional Black Caucus that he is ordering the military…

Iowa crop and weather report

Iowa crop and weather report

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey today commented on the Iowa Crops and Weather report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service. The report is released…

Grassley says IRS employees rewarded for misconduct

Grassley says IRS employees rewarded for misconduct

The Scoop: A Reward for Misconduct (from Senator Charles Grassley) Imagine getting in trouble at work for misusing your office credit card or cheating on your timesheet. Would you expect…

Supreme Court to decide if cops can search cell phones upon arrest

Supreme Court to decide if cops can search cell phones upon arrest

NIT – The US Supreme Court is deciding an issue at this time that will determine whether police will be able to search a person’s cell phone when they make an…

USDA announces additional support for small and midsized farmers and ranchers

USDA announces additional support for small and midsized farmers and ranchers

WASHINGTON, April 29, 2014 – Today, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack announced additional support and resources for America’s small and midsized farmers and ranchers. Today’s announcement includes $7 million in university…

Toyota to move headquarters from California to Texas

TORRANCE, Calif., April 28, 2014 – Toyota Financial Services (TFS) today announced that the company will relocate its North American headquarters to North Dallas (Plano), Texas. The move—which is not…

Iowa man attempts to assault cops with object, is restrained and hospitalized

Iowa man attempts to assault cops with object, is restrained and hospitalized

WEST UNION – An Iowa man recently decided to fight cops and ended up in the hospital. The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office reported that on April 22, at about 5:25…

Wanted Mason City woman runs from car accident, caught by police in woods

Wanted Mason City woman runs from car accident, caught by police in woods

MASON CITY – A wanted Mason City woman was said to be hospitalized Monday after a car she was riding in rolled into a ditch and she ran from the…

Ex-con arrested in MC for second OWI, interference

Ex-con arrested in MC for second OWI, interference

MASON CITY – An ex-convict who spent time in an Iowa penitentiary was arrested Sunday night in Mason City for second offense drunk driving and interference. Police told NIT that…

Wonder Water store now open in Mason City

Wonder Water store now open in Mason City

MASON CITY – If you have an interest in healthy living, you probably know that the human body is mostly water – in fact, up to 65% water. Knowing that fact, it…

United States set to participate in the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Preparatory Committee

From the US State Department – The United States will participate in the Preparatory Committee (PrepCom) meeting for the 2015 Review Conference of States Parties to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty…

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